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scandal which continues to spread in great britain. "news of the worldwent even further = = -- "news of the world" went even further, according to gordon brown. >> there is some flash photography. >> here is gordon at downing street. on the top is rebekah brooks. for years, team brown stayed close to teamer, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibro
, france, britain have signaled their opposition to the plan. >> it was a free day from school for many students in the u.k. not because of summer holidays but because teachers along with other public-sector employees wentn strike. the protesters are angry about the plan for pension reform as well as overall spending cuts. the british prime mininistedavid cameron denies the strike action as irresponsiblele. -- denounced the strike action as iesponsible. >> 150,000 public sector employees joined the marchersrs included government workers and teachers. they were protesting about an increase in the pension cuts edition. teachers are up in arms especially. >> these people would like 68- year olds teaching their children. i think enough is enough. >> the attraction of a job with 8 good pension will be weakened and many teachers will leave the prprofeson. >> the liberal coalition government says that the cuts are inevitable and long overdue. >> we are not seeking to be at loggerheads with the tre unions. we agree across the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reformed. w
has blt up a very powerful media empire in the united states and britain and elsewhere. how badly has his empire been affected by this scandal? >> well, tuesday is going to be a really fascinating day. rupert murdoch and his son and a former editor, rebekah brooks, will be appearing before parliament and will be answering questions and why they have not acted on it. ed miliband, the leader of the labor party -- labour party, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimedictory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their bid to push westward. the
germany broke ranks with the u.s., france, and britain. there would be no german participation in the military deployment in libya. the jority o germans felt that was the right decision. only one in three thought germany was wrong to abstain in the libya resolution. 8% were not sure. this new tactic on the part of the german foreign minister caused a degree of irritation among european and transatlantic allies. it came under fire as a result. >> our problem is tha as germany we nlong have a common european role. we have not managed to keep all the european countries together. that is the point. >> spectators feel the overall performance of the foreign minister has been disappointing. only one in four germans is satisfied with his work. >> you do not really get the impression that he is certain anything out or doing anything for germany, or for international relations. >> the one thing he does fairly well is representing germany. >> he is the worst foreign minister we have ever had. >> the next big challenge -- the euro crisis. team spirit was needed to master this one across th
investors are looking at at the moment. the cultural cemetery of britain says he will not make a rush decision. we know he has written to regular -- written to regulators seeking advice. there's speculation that the takeover will be referred back to the competition commission, which could involve a lengthy investigation into whether mr. rupert murdoch, news corp., his management team would be proper to own bskyb. clegg made those comments a few moments ago. let's listen to what he said about this deal. >> the bskyb bid -- rupert murdoch is now in town in london. i would simply say to him -- look how people feel about this. look how the country has reacted with revulsion to the revelations'. do the decent and sensible thing and reconsider. think again about your bid for bskyb. >> you mentioned the share price of bskyb has been affected. not only bskyb. >> investors have seen a possible delayed the bid and a possible failed bid. the pressure on rupert murdoch. they are dumping some of their bskyb shares. it fell another 6% today. that's on the back of an 8% fall on friday. not too long
, murdoch is much more dominant than in britain. hear, until about this absolutely pete, there was very little reporting about what was going on except for their competition. but they control most of the major newspapers outside of sydney and melbourne. his only real competition is in sydney and melbourne. it is a blanket coverage if they have. >> thank you for joining us, alan night from the university of technology in sydney. petrol bombs and bricks were thrown in belfast. officers used water cannons to control the crowd of up to 200 protesters on the night before the biggest day of the loyalists march. the latest from belfast. >> frankly, trouble had been expected but expected to come from the loyalist and the unionists and the protestant side of the community. it came and fat from the nationalist community, from a part of what that fast where they hijacked a bus, drove it don't -- drove it toward a police cordon designed to cape loyalists and republicans apart. they need to celebrate the highlight of the marching season bird on the 12th of july, and republicans have a standard becau
. they're all in place. everything is fine. we're not going back. >> britain's duke and duchess of cambridge celebrated canada day with thousands of people in the capital os awafment on the first day, prince william told the parliament on parliament hill he was excited of the prospect by coming part of the canadian family as they traveled around the country. from ottawa, we have this report. >> they are young and glamorous, which undoubtedly helps but to be a successful royal requires more. things like a sense of service and ability to connect with people, because that lifts them belong mere celebrity. william and kate arrived at the annual canada day celebration in a horse-drawn carriage. the crowds were large, the welcome once again enthusiastic. as the queen's representative in canada, the governor general mounted the podium, the crowd shouted for will and kate. they made their way to the stage giving the crowd a chance to see kate was wearing canada's national colors of red and white. canada's prime minister congratulated them on their marriage. the crowd cheered, dignitarie
was murdered in britain. those allegations did not come to light until almost a decade later after brooks had scaled the corporate ladder to become chief exec tish of news international, a position she resigned last week. brooks has denied having any knowledge of any phone hacking by her staff. it was brooks who cemented a relationship with prime minister david cameron, inviting him to lunches at her country home with the head of news corporation, rue put murdock's son, james. there have been several arrests in the phone-hacking scandal so far but rebecca brooks is the highest profiled yet and the one closest to rue put murdock himself. atika shubert, cnn, london. >> as you can imagine, all of this has pummeled news corp's stock. as for news corp's nasdaq shares, the news of their value has wiped more than $6 billion since the scandal broke on july 4th. that's a drop since july 5th, the first day u.s. investors returned from a long u.s. holiday. that have yet another thing to worry about. inquiries are being made into rue put murdock's newspaper publishing operation in britain. just a reminde
>>> i'm zain verjee at cnn in london. in britain, members of parliament will pepper news corp chief rupert murdoch with tough questions later today, outraged over a string of allegations reporters for the paper hacked mobile phones to get scoops. murdoch's apologized. much more on the story justice ahead on "world business today." one of the first journal itss who exposed phone hacking by "news of the world" has been found dead. sean ward said andy coulson hacked into phones. police are not treating the death as suspicious. >>> a u.s. official says a meeting between the u.s. and libya at the weekend was meant to deliver one message, that moammar gadhafi must go. libya called the face-to-face talks in tunisia a first step. the u.s. says the meeting was a one-off event. >>> the women's world cup team soaked up the limelight after bringing japan its first cup title. japan's the first asian nation with a world cup championship. those are the headlines. auto' jane verjee at cnn in london. "world business today" starts now. >> a very good afternoon to you from cnn hong kong, i'm alicia ta
a diplomatic boost today with recognition from great britain. the conflict there in libya has gone under the public's radar recently because of more pressing economic concerns here in washington. but national cute correspondent jennifer griffin tells us -- national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells the nato mission is still unaccomplished. >> this is a video broadcast on libya state television tuesday of the pan am lockerbie bomber rallying support for libyan leader muammar qaddafi in downtown tripoli. the lockerbie bomber was released on compassionate grounds by a scottish judge two years ago, because he was reportedly dying of cancer. but he's still standing, as is muammar qaddafi, five months after the start of an operation the white house said would be brief. >> i said at the outset, this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks. >> it's no longer costly american tomahawk missiles being used to protect the libyans from the dictator, but the cost for the mission continues to skyrocket. the u.s. taxpayer is paying 75% of nato's operating costs. >> we know it's costing
scandal in brittain. >> and while we're on the subject of resignations. britain's prince andrew stepping down at the britain's special representative for international trade. he's been acting as official envoy for more than ten years and during that time he's been facing blistering criticism. he announced the news in his annual review. he said, quote, i have decided that the label i gave myself when i began this role as speshlg representative has served its purpose and is no longer necessary to the work i do. >>> well, prince andrew has been accused of lacking the judgment needed for the job he's just given up. let's take a look at the latest travesties that have led up to his departure. in march he acknowledged it was a mistake to meet with jeffrey epstein, a convicted sex offender. he turned to epstein to help pay off the debts of the prince's former wife sarah ferguson. last year an article pub lived by wikileaks painted an unflattering picture. it verged on the rude during a 2008 meeting. and in november of 2008 british media reporting that andrew met with libyan media gadhafi after
until then, that is probably the best thing to do. >>> major new developments in the britain's phone hacking scandal. >>> also, the role some big u.s. companies are playing in that investigation. er balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> good morning to you, another gray start to the day, and our cool weather pattern continues for your sunday. >>> the crew aboard the space shuttle atlantis is preparing to come back to earth. today, they loaded a giant equipment request trash and old equipment from the space station. it is scheduled to land on thursday, capping the end of nasa's 30 year shuttle program. >>> time now, 7:44. in news of the world, 31 of the 33 men trapped underground in a chilean mine last year are suing their government for negligence. they claim the agency assigned to oversea safety standards inside that min
they're calling the holiday fat map, the u.s. at the top, caribbean, france, italy, greece, britain, where i am here, also on that map. you know, you're packing in the pounds there. holidaymakers, ali, blame alcohol a lot. they blame the fact in the u.s. you can get a lot of free refills as well. i know you work out in between eating chocolate and snacking. >> how do you think i get this body? you think i just wake up like this? you can't get a round, soft, doughy body with no effort. >> take another bite of that chocolate, ali, all right? >> absolutely i will. >> go to the gym later. >> catch up with you later. zain vergee in london. what an excellent excuse to eat chocolate. in the 5:00 hour. >>> a big arrest in the hacking world. police in scotland say one of the spokes folt notorious computer hacking groups is in custody. we're learning anonymous is urging people to close their paypal accounts. the group has targeted paypal since it stopped handling donations for wikileaks. >>> you complained, home improvement and construction tied with retail sales for the number three on the l
of public workers took to the streets in britain to protest pension cuts. their union is warning the one- day strike could be the beginning of a wave of strikes. still ahead, how best to invest over the next decade, especially with stocks sitting close to where they were ten years ago. new claims for jobless benefits fell by a thousand in the past week to 428,000. they haven't dipped below the 400,000 mark since april. and with many worried about a summer soft-patch for the economy, former president bill clinton is trying to boost job creation. this week, he's in chicago for his annual clinton global initiative. the goal-- bringing together leaders from businesses, non-profits and government to brainstorm on how to get america back to work. former michigan governor jennifer granholm is one of those leaders at the event. she says businesses make decisions every day about where to locate, and if we want those jobs here in the u.s., we need to get busy. >> they're not going to places out of loyalty or staying here out of loyalty; they're going where they can maximize their profits. we have
flat from this town. they've heard my friends, to western britain, still in france. check out the tractors and atvs creating the giant bicycle that. is maigz or what? tour leader four and there is a is turning it into a sprint for the finish for first teammate. and joey chestnut won on coney island today. the 27-year-old downing 62 dogs in 10 minutes. and six off the record of 68 that. is 20,000 calories but worth 10 grand. he pulled away winning by nine dogs. and that is a wrap. >> we're out of time, everyone. >> good night for now. [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of ber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. ber one. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's kids week contestants-- watch out, diane sawyer. this future news anchor is rdy for her assignment. from washington, d.c.-
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
company british sky broadcasting. the deal has come under a full- scale inquiry by britain's competition commission. separately, newscorp today withdrew its offer to spin off sky news if the b. sky b. deal is approved. >> susie: while washington is focused on the debt debate, tonight's commentator wants to have a bigger conversation about growth. he's glenn hubbard, dean of the graduate school of business at columbia and former top economic advisor to president george w. bush. >> our current national debate over fiscal austerity masks a conversation we need to have about growth-- to raise incomes and create jobs. faster growth doesn't just happen. a supportive policy environment is needed. we need to encourage participation in the workforce and to provide education and training that match the skills required for today and tomorrow. the productivity of our workforce also depends on the plant and equipment and software businesses have. we need tax reform to promote that investment. growth is powerful. at a 3% growth rate that we can achieve over time, average incomes will double between a
. not worried about mark reynolds. he is on a home-run tear. britain 19 for mark. -- number 19 for mark. endy chavez. fair or foul? chris jakubauskas gave up the lead. adrian beltre. this was the end of the night for jakubauskas. the birds try to give back into miit. watch the scope of the glove -- watch the scoop. john shelton loses his glove -- josh hamilton loses his glove. mark reynolds hits number 20. derek jeter return to the yankees last night. he has been out for three weeks. he is six hits shy of 3,000. tapper down the first base line. this was ruled an error. derek jeter made the all-star game. great play by the first baseman. 65 rbi. not on the all-star team. the indians or the yankees. indians over the yankees. >> when is training camp? >> july 22 for the hall of fame teams. >> we have some time. >> ava marie will continue to talk about ways to keep mosquitoes away. >> the benefits of a certain food supplement that has been creating a lot of buzz. >> a flipping good time. a record-breaking stunt. >> we have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> we have a few more problem spots o
communications adviser to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >>> when william and kate helped launch the calgary stampede parade in canada today they'll do it in cowboy style. they wore white ten gallon hats and ten gallon studs. their nine day visit to canada ends today as they fly to los angeles. >>> back in london thousands of harry potter fans turned out for the eighth and final film in the series "harry potter and the death low haulows part 2" opens today. >>> this morning on "the early show" full coverage of the last launch of the space shuttle, weather permitting. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] new from nivea. express hydration. the fast absorbing body lotion for moisture that lasts all day with breakthrough 24 hour hydraiq technology. ♪ absorbs in seconds. ♪ lasts for hours. ♪ new express hydration with hydraiq. part of the essentials range. nivea. a hundred years of skincare for life. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination
, the level of economic interdependence between britain and germany was such that it was in some ways madness these two countries went to war. there was a very famous book written by a young historian who talked about the fact that perhaps britain should not have gone to war. that this was craziness for britain to do it and it was the pity of war. wait a minute. that historian was niall ferguson. >> yes, before we end the rebuttal portion of this debate, i'd like to allow dr. kissinger the last word. >> i don't know whether one can reverse the order of participants up here, because i think it's three to one against my friend niall. our chinese friend is saying that china has suffered a great deal, has been provoked through a century of western exploitations and that it's not trying to dominate the world. as i understand what he is saying it is this -- when the west wants to discuss climate or the financial assistance, our tendency is to say china can be a stakeholder. it can be a participant in a system they did not themselves participate in creating. so the issue is whether it is possible to
today. in fact, the level of economic interdependence between britain and germany was such that it was in some ways madness these two countries went to war. there was a very famous book written by a young historian who talked about the fact that perhaps britain should not have gone to war. that this was craziness for britain to do it and it was the pity of war. wait a minute. that historian was niall ferguson. >> yes, before wend the rebuttal portion of this deba, i'd like to allow dr. kissinger the last word. >> i don't know whether one can reverse the order of participants up here, because i think it's three to one against my friend niall. our chinese friend is saying that china has suffered a great deal, has been provoked through a ntury of western exploitations and that it's not trying to dominate the world. as i understand what he is saying it is this -- when the west wants to discuss climate or the financial assistance, our tendency is to say china can be a stakeholder. it can be a participant in a system they did not themselves participate in creating. so th
scandal that has already brought down one of britain's largest newspapers. former news international ceo rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue th
, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded. >> but now the times. >> they responded in great britain too. i think their fear -- and i think it's a legitimate fear, growing, increasing fear with each and every passing day does jump the pond. does this come here? >> does this come to america? >> yeah. >> they put out a statement this morning that was very unnews corp. like saying they're concerned about the allegations of gordon brown and they're pursuing him and that's the game. so there's no -- these are outrageous, outlandish. >> "new york times" says the murdoch family is in a bunker according to one person close to the company. >> wow. >> hunker down. >> so that's the next question. i'm sure it's out on the websites. wanting to investigate american companyings. >> "new york post," fox news. >> yeah. >> sure they're -- yeah. >> let's get to sports. >> all right. let's do a little sports, shall we? no baseball last night. it's the all-star break, but they did have th
. no screen on the windows and the window was open. he's going to find that rodent. >>> britain's royals are resting after an action-packed day on prince edward island. >> prince william and his wife kate competed against each other in a race. for awhile it looked like kate's team would win but in the interthe victory wepdz to will's team and kate managed to send off baby buzz saying "yes, i hope to" when someone in the crowd asked if she wanted to start a family. that's probably the right response. >> the characteristic way. we're used to that. >>> a first from the tour de france. won on the fourth of july. >> it was the first time tyler ferrar had won a stage of it. he dedicated the win to a close friend who died in a bicycle crash two months ago. >>> a look at the rest of the nation's sports highlights from the fourth of july. here'sole wright at espn news. >> cole wright with your update. a strained calf muscle sent jeter to the dl and his quest for 3,000 hits brought him back. in his first debut monday, slow dribble down the third baseline, couldn't come up with it. he would reach o
? >> britain is not in the euro and while i am prime minister, it will never be in the euro so we should not be involved in those internal arrangements. only eurozone countries were involved. only eurozone countries have been involved about further bailouts. it is right not to use the european financial stability mechanism for future support to greece. >> what discussions did he have about preparing for that the fault? in particular with the president who has said in the context of departure from the euro and the devolution of the monetary union, it does not have to be disorderly. >> what is causing disorder as instability in europe. it is the fact that cannot be changed. if greece can default. good money will be wasted failure of greece. why wasn't the prime minister your normal skeptical self and lead an orderly withdrawal? >> checks seem to be a it endangers species sincethey were in terminal decline. the council said there is no alternative. the council did not look too happy when they came before the treasury committee. >> it is a imperative as working to have a viable set of of tre
station 50,000 soldiers in germany and 9,000 in britain troops all over the world. let those countries pay for their own defense. we would still spend more than twice what china spends or the next largest military. so, we are now $235 billion in surplus. hoorah. and i left out some of the details tonight. our full cuts are available for you you to check out at john stossel .com. now, some of these cuts might seem painful but what really is pain in this case in the mid 1990s canada made sim allbeit cuts and prospered. they now have less unmany ployment and a stronger dollar than we do. pain brings gain for people. and actually, america does not even need to cut to the point of surplus if we just reduce the deficit and slow the growth of government to maybe 1% a year we can grow our way out of this mess. but we have to cut now or we will end up like greece. so let's cut now instead of increasing debt ceiling so we can borrow more. that is my solution to the budget mess. thank you you for watching. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. service was very moving, wasn't it? yes, it was.
.shrx protecting us and our borders. we station 50,000 soldiers in germany and 9,000 in britain troops all over the world. let those countries pay for their own defense. we would still spend more than twice what china spends or the next largest military. so, we are now $235 billion in surplus. hoorah. and i left out some of the details tonight. our full cuts are available for you you to check out at john stossel .com. now, some of these cuts might seem painful but what really is pain in this case in the mid 1990s canada made sim allbeit cuts and prospered. they now have less unmany ployment and a stronger dollar than we do. pain brings gain for people. and actually, america does not even need to cut to the point of surplus if we just reduce the deficit and slow the growth of government to maybe 1% a year we can grow our way out of this mess. but we have to cut now or we will end up like greece. so let's cut now instead of increasing debt ceiling so we can borrow more. that is my solution to the budget mess. thank you you for watching. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. service was ve
by the phone-hacking scandal which refuses to die down. rupert murdoch wants do create britain's largest media company by buying the 60.9% of bskyb shares that his company doesn't already own. he's been called to testify in front of lawmakers for investigating phone hacking at three of his four papers. his son james and news international ceo rebekah brooks will also testify on july 19. on tuesday london police officers publicly answered questions about this scandal. assistant commissioner john yates said he regretted his decision to not pursue inquiries of breaches back in 2009. nina? >> pauline, police carrying out the current inquiry at the moment are saying they're examining thousands of pages of evidence as a result. we should also mention that only 170 people have actually been told that they have been targeted during this alleged hacking. that's just a fraction of what may be the real total. that's today's big number we're focusing on at the moment. 3,870, that's the total number of possible hacking victims whose details were found in those notes seized by a private investigator working
it creates an unwelcome environment for people of color. >> great britain's prince william and kate are now in quebec. the third day of their planned nine day journey across canada. the newlyweds were greeted today by a small group of separatists. >>> the dramatic murder trial of casey anthony is there'sing an end. jurors expected to begin deliberations and work through the july 4th holiday. >> reporter: closing arguments in the case begins sunday. the final day in a trial that has captivated the nation. what be began as a missing child search has grown into a 24 hour soap opera. >> it is about sex lies and videotape. >> reporter: as the defense rested the judge explained to casey her rights to testify. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> and it is your decision not to testify? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: in the prosecution's rebuttal a state witness said cindy anthony was at work not at home when someone used casey's computer to search for the word color -- chloroform. . >> >> do the business works of
to be rdered mile dowler. in is exploded in the public mind in britain and has spread around the world affecting even u.s. investors perceptions of the wider pire which goes so much widethan these british newspapers. through that period, rupert murdoch and his son james seemed absolutely determined to stand by rebecca brooks, there are very few people in this company who are cler to rupert and the whole family to his children as well than rebecca brooks, she was a very integral memberf this sort of london court that had formed around james and his sister elizabeth and which had included david cameron and other members of the british political media establishment. only a week or so ago rupert murdoch said he had total confidence in rebecca brooks. the first thing he did when he flew into london to try and sort this crisis out was stage a photo opportunity with his arm around rebecca, asked what his first priority was on landing in london. he pointed to her and said this one. >> rose: so why did she resign? >> i think because the attempts to take the pressure off so far had failed. the c
. >>> there is new intrigue in the hacking scandal rocking great britain. the whistle blower who first alleged that top officials at the "news of the world" knew about the hacking has been found dead. he was a "show biz" reporter at the paper until he was dismissed for substance abuse issues. he was found dead at his house near london today. so far authorities say they don't think his death is suspicious. the police commissioner at scotland yard is the latest to lose his job in connection with this scandal. stephanie gosk has the latest. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivoclyhat t i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a
independence from great britain with the signing of the declaration of independence in philadelphia, pennsylvania. >>> good morning. it's monday, the 4th of july. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm ali velshi joining you live from new york. six people are missing after a charter fishing boat sank in bad weather off mexico's baja peninsula. two dozen americans on the boat. the u.s. coast guard plans to send a helicopter down to help the mexican navy with the search. got to wait for daylight first. still a couple of hours to go. a coast guard spokeswoman said 37 people are accounted for and in a hotel. they are actively searching for six people. >>> let's go around the world with monita rajpal joining us from london. chinese miners are trapped. tell us about this. >> yeah, there are some 40 coal miners reportedly trapped in these coal mines in southern china. it's after a weekend of torrential downpours. pretty much destroyed or damaged the drainage system of these mine shafts. what's happening right now, these are two separate coal mines that reskted right now. there are some 19 m
. >> underestimate at our zblerl he's relentless. >>> news of the world phone hacking scandal has rocked britain and so, too late-night comedy. >> former news corporation rebekah brooks was arrested over the weekend for illegal wiretapping and bribing police officers for information. you know, i don't think she's getting. she said, how much is it going to take to make this away? >> news of the world, the newspaper in london has been accused now of allegedly hacking in to phones, cell phones of other people. even the royal family. so, tonight, we have a little segment called scandalous phone call of the night. >> hello. >> big deal. who cares if the head of scotland yard resigns. why is scotland yard policing england anyway? call me when the head of england yard resigns nap's news. >> time for your political ticker with tim farley. listen, i want to show you a poll. as the clock ticks -- as we get closer to that deadline for the debt ceiling, a new cbs poll shows that 46% say that the debt ceiling should be raised. compared to 24% in june. 49% shouldn't compared to 69% in june. the president has
call with space junk. >>> britain's "news of the world" tabloid, it's ka put, done, thank you and good-bye, after it was brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, but the story goes on. the deputy minister will meet with the family of millie dow ler. she was the teen girl who was murdered. people working for the paper allegedly hacked her voice mail after she disappears. de-leath the messages after listening to them, giving mill let's family and friends impressions that she was still alive. they were very upset with the paper's self-congratulatory final issue. here's what the editor had to say on the last day. >> it's a really difficult day. it was a wonderful newspaper. >> now, there are ak sayings that the newspaper also bribed police officers and hacked the phone messages of terrorist victims. >>> the ntsb says lit take a long time to explore the plane wreckage. a couple and five of their children were killed. the father apparently got within two miles of a runway. >> if and when you're on facebook, do not click on a link that promises leaked video of casey anthony confessing to a la
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
is restricted to britain. right across the world you got a problem that police forces are accountable to government and yet independent from them. and we must never compromise operational independence and this goes to some of the questions i was asked earlier. we musn't move to a system where you have politicians stepping in to say, why haven't you rerun this investigation. why haven't you arrested that person? we ought to think for a moment where that would lead. but i think it does make it all the more important that police leadership is strong and they are called to account when they fail. and that's why we're introducing directly elected police and crime commissioners to bring that kind of accountability to policing. i give way to the secretary chairman. >> i'm grateful to my right honorable friend and i'm grateful to the point he just made does he know not agree that he needs to be clear beyond a doubt, that it should not begin or indeed should begin. >> you're absolutely right. we must maintain operational independence. the point about the police commissioners is calling the pol
been serious allegations raised in that regard in great britain and there are -- there's an ongoing investigation as is appropriate, there have been members of congress and the united states who have asked us to investigate those same allegations and we are progressing in that regard using the appropriate federal law enforcement agencies in the united states. >> so again, people are saying, too, we shouldn't jump top conclusions. they're looking at one report to see whether these allegations are true. >> i was going to ask you, have there been any details, you talk about 9/11 and phone hacking and people go crazy, have there been any details about what they're talking about? >> there really aren't many details other than this report that was in the british tabloid that, in fact, a former cop, who worked as a private investigator, was asked to hack into the records of 9/11 voice mails and phone records and you all -- we all remember that after 9/11, we heard that, in fact, some of these recordings were made public, but by family members themselves. did other -- did hacking happen as
their earnings in emerging markets. >> let's go there. we worry about the world. we see britain, we see greece. we worry that there isn't growth elsewhere. in emerging market there's hot growth. you're part of the 36% who doesn't think the u.s. economy will do well. you're worried about some parts of the global economy. how do i tap into those places really growing? >> you want to buy an emerging markets fund. if you look at asia and parts of latin america, it is a powerful story. the transfer of wealth, the growth of the middle class. they are where we were in the 1950s. you would buy something like the lazard emerging markets fund. either one of those are good but they are a cadillac of emerging markets investing and they do their research and they're in the good geographies and the growth is powerful and long term. >> when you say they're like we were, they're buying things, consumption is still high in a lot of these places. >> we have a lot of debt at the consumer level and the federal level. they are growing their wealth. they have high savings. they're now buying tooth paste and technol
markets. >> okay. let's go there. we worry about the world. we see britain. we see greece. we worry that there isn't growth elsewhere. but there really is. in emerging market there's is hot growth. let's say you're part of the 36% who doesn't think the u.s. economy is going to do well. year worried about some parts of the global economy. how do i tap into those places that are really growing? >> you want to buy an emerging markets fund. if you look at the numbers what is going on in asia and parts of latin america, it's a powerful story. the transfer of wealth, the growth of the middle class, they are where we were in the 1950s. so you would buy something like the lazard emerging markets fund. for some reason they're not accepting money, you buy their emerging markets blend fund. either one of those are good. they are a cadillac of emerging markets investing. and they do their research. they're in the good geographies, in the good companies. and the growth in the emerging markets is powerful. it's long-term. and they're trading among themselves. >> when you say like we were, their c
," the phone-hacking investigation expands from britain to the u.s. why a british actor says he was caught up in the scandal while here in the u.s. >>> then lindsay lohan in trouble again. why the actress says she stopped seeking treatment. >>> subpoenas are being prepared as part of an investigation into claims that news corp. tried to hack into phones of september 11th victims. "the wall street journal," which is owned by news corp., reports the justice department is getting ready to deliver the subpoenas, but there's no word on who will receive them. the fbi opened an investigation into the allegations last week and the senate is considering asking rupert murdoch to come to capitol hill to testify about those claims. >>> the fbi also looking into allegations from actor jude law that the news organization hacked into his cell phone while he was in the u.s. he says that a story published back in 2003 was based on information that could only have been obtained from his voice mail. law is also suing another murdoch paper, "the sun," saying the tabloid hacked into his phone again in 2005 and in
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also caused a stir in britain in recent years with a highly unflattering portrait of queen elizabeth the second lucian freud was 88 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: and we turn again to indonesia, where a spike in food prices is now adding to the problems of poverty and hunger. ray suarez has the final installment of his series from the southeast asian nation. >> reporter: travel across indonesia's most populous island, java, and it's hard to imagine going hungry here. the intensely cultivated fields are bursting with green-- rice, potatoes, bananas, tea. but head to one of the many slums in jakarta, and it gets easier to understand how vulnerable poor people can be. >> ( translated ): food prices have been going up sharply. rice, eggs, oil. it's all going up. >> reporter: back in 2008 when food prices soared worldwide, people in the developing world who had been moving ahead economically were pushed back into poverty, and hunger. josette sheeran heads the united nation's world food program. >> we saw the number increase by 140 millio
. that's when the phone hacking scandal started gaining more momentum here in britain. that means it's wiped off about $5 billion off his market capitalization. nevertheless, the stock did rally about 5.5% yesterday as rupert murdoch and his son james gave testimony to the parliamentary select committee here in the united kingdom, spiked significantly higher when james murdoch himself made a number of comments about transparency at the company. but this has affected the value of the shares that the murdoch family own. they've lost about $750 million on their own stake. wouldn't feel too sorry for them, ali. they still own shares that are worth more than $5 billion in total. >> nobody ever wants to lose money though, do they? good to see you this morning. i'm check in with you later. let's go to jacqui jeras live in atlanta in the weather center. activity in the tropics that might be of concern to us? >> good morning. we've been watching tropical storm bret, winds about 50 miles per hour. it will stay offshore. the good news is we're not expecting this to bring showers and thunderstor
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
not want to cancel my visit to africa. it is important that we get on with doing things that britain should be doing in the world. whether that is trading with countries like nigeria or leading the aid effort in the horn of africa and were we had been told is not the catastrophe, it is also a famine. >> mr. speaker, yesterday' rupet murdoch was asked about his secret meetings with the prime minister and his government. he replied, i wish they would leave me alone. >> one of the outcomes is that there will be a lot more of leave everybody alone. >> in the investigation, the information commissioner found 861 personnel information transactions which were possibly identified as coming from 89 newspaper did analyst. can the prime minister confirm that the inquiry that he has announced will be able to look into the on law practice is going on at mirror group newspapers? >> i think the gentleman makes an important point. what we should not believe automatically that these practices were spread right across the media, it would be naive to think they were restricted to one newspaper or one newspape
on the specifications of the machines bank in london, rupert murdoch has arrived at britain's parliament ahead of his appearance before lawmakers. he will be questioned about the investigation that brought down the newspaper. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the
to 9000. britain has the second-largest contingent emerson no rigid military personnel in the country behind the united states. his announcement follows president obama's decision to reduce american troops but 33,000 by the end of next summer. meanwhile, in afghanistan a charter plane chartered by the u.s. military has crashed into a mountain top. no americans were aboard the plane according to a spokesperson for the u.s. transportation command. we will hear more in afghanistan from general david read this. you can hear this later on c- span radio. nbc reports that mitt romney raise over $18 million in the second quarter, the amount larger than any other gop candidates. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> c-span has launched a new easy to navigate web site for politics in the 2012 presidential campaign. links to c-span media partners in the early primary caucus states. visit us at c-span.org/campaign 2012. >> the supreme court is now available as a standard and enhanced ebook. 11 original c-span interviews with current and retired justices. this new edition incl
a letter to the a.t.f. demanding answers. >> a top executive quick at news international in britain, the the dow jones chief executive resigned hours after the chief announced her recognition and the c.e.o. murdoch has apologiesed for wrongdoing in a full page ad running in british papers this week. news international is owned by the parent company of fox news. >> after seven years of marriage, j lo' and marc anthony call it quits saying "we have decided to end our marriage. this was a difficult decision and painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy." the two recently performed a steamy routine at the "american idol," finale in may. they are parents to three-year-old twins. >>dave: if this doesn't shatter your faith in the institution of marriage, i don't know what will. her third marriage, right? i am devastated. j lo' is back on the market. >>dave: and she looks boater than ever, my friends. rick: just saying ... look at the weather. a big story this weekend and this week that will affect so many people. it is the heat. and the heat index across th
host this weekend to britain's prince william and his new bride. don't they just look fabulous? 21-gun salute in ottawa to welcome the duke and duchess of cambrid cambridge. the royal couple arrived thursday in time to watch most of the canada day festivities. they will be in canada a few more days before they head to california. >>> we turn now to libya where the leader there moammar gadhafi is threatening to take the fight to europe in retaliation for repeated nato air strikes against his forces. nato has also bombed several buildings in the capital of tripoli calling them military targets. here is gadhafi making the threat on libyan state tv. >> translator: people of libya might exceed your houses and offices, your families, all of them will be fair military targets. the same way you turned our offices, our headquarters, our house, our children, you turned them to legitimate military targets. we will treat you the same. i eye for eye, ear for an ear, a drop for a drop. a family for a family, house for a house. a headquarter for a headquarter. if we decided, we are able to move to eu
. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remaybes, get, a valuable and long-term investment. as to the glimpse to the murdoch marriage provided by the leak, a interview on chinese tv revealed more on how they met. >> she interpreted more for me as we went around china. who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like that. >> murdoch's marriage grabbed the headline but no one is under any illusion that the substance hasn't changed. the empire is threatened by the deepening british investigation. natalie? >> just the beginning of all of the questions. mar
. the 27-year-old's publicist and friend tells britain's "the sun" newspaper, winehouse died alone in her bed. many are speculating her death is connected to her well chronicled substance abuse. mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her london apartment. >>> a string of suspicious fires in california over the weekend. police are searching for an arsonist they believe set as many as 18 fires in north hollywood. the fires began in cars and spread to nearby buildings. police say no one has been hurt. >>> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. you may seal your vows with a kiss. >> and the wedding bells ringing nonstop since same-sex couples could legally marry in new york state. you're looking at the first couple to marry in new york city. phyllis and connie. they tied the knot at city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered. >> it was just so amazing. it's the only way i can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. it's indescribable. >> a handful of protesters gathered across the state claiming governor cuomo redefine marriage without g
opposed to obamacare because i lived under national health in britain for three years and i know what happens. eu end up with a ration care. this last saturday on my program i had a nurse practitioner call in from arkansas who said that already they are being turned down for treatments. they request treatment and are being turned down under medicare because the person is terminal. since they are terminal, the treatment is not worth giving. they suffer and die. there is a woman going blind and that she cannot get treatment for her element that is causing her to go blind, because she is terminal. dr. berwick, put in a recess appointment ito be the head of medicare, is it in a love affair with the british system. they deny people 59.5 because it is not a good investment. even president obama said it was perhaps not the best use of resources to give his grandmother and a hip replacement after she was diagnosed with terminal ccer. i guess she could hobble around in panama she was dying of cancer. that is a -- not the kindh -- whilee around in pain b she was dying of cancer. that is not the
's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you know and your experience, you working in the community, do the murdoch statements align with what you've heard about
of britain government saying they are investigating perhaps hacking that took place in other newspapers, other reporters outside "news of the world." >> we will be right back. there's bugs, leaves, lint, crud. you'll be breathing that. i do believe it's part of a locust. make sure your alignments good. your brakes are good. you've got all sorts different things that you check off. your fluid levels. pretty much everything you could need. it gets done. it gets done quickly. and it gets done correctly. the works fuel saver package, just $29.95 or less after rebate. only at your ford dealer. you're a doctor. you're a car doctor. maybe a car doctor. >>> 46 p minutes past the hour. look at your headlines this morning. just in to cnn, british police are expanding their investigation into illegal phone hacking by reporters. according to the british information commissioner's office this is going beyond rupert murdoch's "news of the world" to include many other newspapers. a live report from london in a couple much minutes. >>> space shuttle "atlantis" flawlessly touching down at kennedy space
in the world this morning. plus, britain's royal newlyweds are in california, what is on their busy agenda today. and let's give you another live look outside. there is the bridge, the north and south towers fogged in still. traffic moving smoothly in both directions. you're watching mornings on 2. >>> good morning to you! a live look there at oakland estuary, dealing with low clouds and fog in morning. burning off to mostly sunny skies. >>> in news of the world, in mexico police are investigating a massive attack in the outskirts every mexico society. the bodies of 10 men and a woman were discovered near a water well jed. the victims were blindfolded, hands tied, and they had been shot with high-powered rifles. authorities did not say if the attack was related to drug violence, but they did say it is similar to tactics used by drug cartels. >>> the nation of south sudan is the world's newest country. the huge celebration was held to celebrity the nation breaking away from sudan. the new flag was raised today in the capitol of juba. south and north sudan battled two several wars over more
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
. it includes drugs like borrow sa prozac. >>> a study published in britain find women sitting for long periods of time could develop deadly blood clots in their lungs. those who spent 41 hours or more a week sitting when they weren't at work were twice as likely to develop a potentially life threaten pulmonary embolism. >> >>> new research found chantix may increase your risk of heart disease. >> joining us is senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. if it worked to stop you smoking, is the risk worth it and then you don't take it once you you've stopped smoking? tell us how this is working out. >> each person is different. it really depends. some people take this drug and it helps them quit smoking and they are able to continue taking it. other people take this drug and maybe it helps them quit smoking but maybe it also makes them more likely to have a heart attack, and so you have to talk to your doctor and figure out sort of, you know, help think about which camp you might fall into, how long do you want to take the drug for. there's so many different things in play. ali, i want to tel
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the top of the hour. a couple headlines. new twist in the scandal surrounding newspapers in britain owned by news international today. former prime minister gordon brown accused the sunday times of hiring criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life by hacking into his bank account. news international is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. >>> and new video of riots in ireland that injured 22 police officers, catholics and protestants took to the streets with petro bombs and bricks. protestants were celebrating the battle victory over catholics. >>> brian, back to you. >> brian: talks resume today, congress about to go into a meeting in about ten minutes. but before she goes to that meeting, to her caucus, kathy mcmorris rogers, vice chairmanwoman of the house republican conference joins us now. congresswoman, in your estimation, the republicans have won the first -- for the first time in years, won the women's vote this time. why did they? >> the reason that the republicans won the women's vote is because women all across this country saw where pre
, the library of congress held 3000 volumes. >> 1812, we went to war with great britain, and in august, 1814, british troops marched into washington and burned down the capitol building. >> jarvis and read about it in the newspapers and offered to sell his own book collection. >> it was a magnificent collection, and jefferson needed the money, but also jefferson was an eclectic collector. he believed -- read several foreign languages. he had a huge number of books that were poetry and english literature. was very flattering to congress to do this, but he was also saying, if you are going to govern this new country, you need to have a box on all subjects. that created some controversy. in the house there was debate whether the government needed books on a portrait. is this what we should be spending money on? >> part of it was opposition to jefferson himself. there were people who would just not vote for it because it came from jefferson. >> in the end, the house voted to buy jarvis and's library, 6487 volumes for just under $24,000. >> 187 become converts the the best thing it every did when
of international prominence was after the war with great britain, people in the united states said we had been at war but we owe some people money. we're still going to pay its. they will still stand could for their debts. this is a country to watch. it is a country of integrity. that is what we still need to do. >> i will wrap this up. >> you joked about greece. are you truly worried that if it comes and goes there is no agreement that the global markets will not violently react to what the congress and the white house had refused to do? another global concern is the notion of a phone hacking. it has been happening a lot overseas. you have a reaction to that as well. but i'm just trying to watch that. >> this is a violent reaction. we had some smart people that have been in the business for a long time. i continually challenge them. how does this happen? play it out for me. i am yet to find anyone he can lay this out for me. -- who can lay this out for me. no one has the nerve to find out. i do not know. we can make sure that we maintain the full faith and credit of the united states so we do
international -- the european branch here -- to close down britain's most popular sunday tabloid, the news of the world. this phone hacking also led to the arrest on friday of the british prime minister, david cameron's, former chief of communications, andy kohlson, who also used to be an editor of news of the world. also police are under investigation forallegations that they took bribes in exchange for information. and then the latest twist, as you mentioned, involves the former prime minister, gordon brown. latest suggestions of unethical journalistic practice are extending now to two other papers as well. also part of rupert murdoch's empire, the sun, and the sunday times. they are alleged to have employed a con man to gain access to former prime minister brown's bank accounts, getting into his sons' medical records and, ultimately, revealing -- breaking the story -- that his child has cystic fibrosis. here's what gordon brown had to say. >> they got access to my legal files. there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else. but i'm
of international prominence was after the war with great britain, the war of 1812, people in the united states said, yeah, we have been at war, but we helped some bankers, we are still going to pay the money. they reassured the world even though there had been a war they are still going to stand good for their debts. and that's when people stood up and took notice and said that's a country to watch. a country of integrity. that's what we are -- still need to be. >> i'm going to do one more question and wrap it up. >> you mentioned, you joked about greece. are you truly worried that if august 2 comes and goes and there is no agreement, that the global markets will not violently react to what the congress and the white house have refused to do? and on the second question, another global concern, this is a very different issue, that senator rockefeller brought it last night, is this notion of phone hacking and what's happening a lot with news corporations overseas and whether or not there is a violation of u.s. law. do you have a reaction to that as well? >> i'm just starting to watch that scandal on
of our nation's $14 trillion debt. not only from china but from great britain, saudi arabia and other places as well. admiral mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff have called the national can he tell the single biggest threat to our national security. and for the first time in modern history last year's congress passed no budget, no fundamental blueprint for federal spending and no final decision on spending levels through the appropriations process for the entire fiscal year. we've been operating under a series of continuing resolutions which has led to uncertainty as to federal levels of spending and as to tax rates which in turn has led to a lack of hiring in the private sector with an unemployment rate of 9.2% which in turn has led to less revenues in federal coffers, a vicious cycle that cannot continue. any agreement to president obama's request to increase our borrowing limit should include a real plan to bring our fiscal house in order and reduce the nation's unsustainably high levels of federal spending, of debt and deficits. this should include substantial reduc
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